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Pinetops, North Carolina
Town
Location of Pinetops, North Carolina
Location of Pinetops, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Edgecombe
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 102 ft (31 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,374
 • Density 1,415.0/sq mi (546.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27864
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-52140
GNIS feature ID 1021938
Website www.pinetopsnc.com

Pinetops is a town in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,374 at the 2010 census.

History

Vinedale was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Geography

Pinetops is located at 35°47′27″N 77°38′20″W / 35.79083°N 77.63889°W / 35.79083; -77.63889 (35.790821, -77.638807).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 211
1920 465 120.4%
1930 603 29.7%
1940 713 18.2%
1950 1,031 44.6%
1960 1,372 33.1%
1970 1,379 0.5%
1980 1,465 6.2%
1990 1,514 3.3%
2000 1,419 −6.3%
2010 1,374 −3.2%
Est. 2015 1,319 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,419 people, 557 households, and 391 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,415.0 people per square mile (547.9/km²). There were 602 housing units at an average density of 600.3 per square mile (232.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 42.21% White, 57.15% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.21% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

Located in the heart of eastern North Carolina; Pinetops is on the Raleigh-Greenville Corridor, located centrally between Greenville, Wilson and Rocky Mount. Pinetops offers a wonderful quality of life, with a three campus school system, a variety of businesses, heart warming churches and friendly people.

There were 557 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 22.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,716, and the median income for a family was $36,544. Males had a median income of $29,688 versus $23,224 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,763. About 17.6% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.9% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.

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